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  • Summary: You awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject in an experiment meant to change humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. As you delve intoYou awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject in an experiment meant to change humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. As you delve into the dark secrets of Talos I and your own past, you have to survive using the tools found on the station, your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities. [Bethesda Softworks] Expand
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  1. Positive: 55 out of 68
  2. Negative: 0 out of 68
  1. May 7, 2017
    91
    Prey means deep space and deep gameplay. A huge space station hides thousands of game mechanics and dynamics ready to be explored by the solitary player. Its warfare is not infinite nor predestined, but makes up part of a bigger picture, a bigger game, where gameplay means much more than gunplay.
  2. May 9, 2017
    90
    Prey is a highly sophisticated game with respect to its gameplay, level design and narrative. Although its graphical and artificial intelligence problems are easy to notice, we've had a great sci-fi experience.
  3. May 8, 2017
    88
    In the end Prey ends up being much more than a mosaic: thanks to its narrative and to the mobility of a gameplay that constantly evolves over over twenty hours of the main adventure, the game leaves a trace that ends up being unique.
  4. May 8, 2017
    80
    Taken together, Prey is a brilliant but flawed descent into a world of science gone wrong, driven by a well told, cerebrally satisfying story which makes up for the mechanical inconsistencies of the experience. Comparing Prey to Bioshock only reveals the relative cracks which explains why the former doesn’t quite live up to the expectations set by the latter, so it’s instead best to enjoy Prey as its own thing, forgiving its flaws to marvel at the results of Arkane’s intelligent approach to game design.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jun 24, 2017
    80
    While not the masterpiece it could have been, this imaginative, immersive sim provides an impressive, dense sandbox with plenty of exciting toys to play with. [July 2016, p.93]
  6. May 12, 2017
    80
    Prey’s curious alternate-history universe, intriguing sidequests, hidden threats, and detailed environmental storytelling make Talos I a joy to explore. The unsettling sense of paranoia that comes from knowing any object could turn out to be a hidden enemy gives even the quiet moments a palpable tension. All of that picks up the slack for combat and stealth that doesn’t feel fresh enough to sustain it throughout what can be a long game.
  7. May 11, 2017
    50
    The game is dour and oblivious that its destination is more interesting and vital than the journey.

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  1. Negative: 22 out of 175
  1. Mar 18, 2018
    10
    This is an amazing game!

    A review somewhere describes it as a sandbox in which you can go about solving a puzzle in more or less whatever
    This is an amazing game!

    A review somewhere describes it as a sandbox in which you can go about solving a puzzle in more or less whatever way you want... thats exactly what it is in my experience. it can be pretty easy or difficult, depending how you prepare for a situation (or not). This is a perfect mix of alien isolation, dishonored, and bioshock. Absolutely fantastic experience.
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  2. May 8, 2017
    10
    My Review:

    At Talos one lobby third floor balcony and there phantom on the first floor. I have Leverage lll so I dropped from the top
    My Review:

    At Talos one lobby third floor balcony and there phantom on the first floor. I have Leverage lll so I dropped from the top balcony and used my thrusters to slow my fall. I waited for the alien to come ar Und a corner while I was holding a coffe table, three it at him full force and knocked his ass down flat. While he was down I pulled out the pump and blasted his ass!!!!
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  3. May 5, 2017
    10
    Game runs smooth as butter on PC. Even on mid end hardware. Rating it a 10 to average out the 0's
    My actual score would be a 9.
    Arkane
    Game runs smooth as butter on PC. Even on mid end hardware. Rating it a 10 to average out the 0's
    My actual score would be a 9.

    Arkane nails the atmosphere here. If you are looking for a creepy yet interesting environment you will enjoy prey. The game, especially on harder difficulty focuses on the survival aspects, you'll need to search every nook and cranny for items and crafting materials to progress. Enemy variety does seem a little low. But the game still manages to keep you on edge with it's great sound design. You can hear every creak and spew of steam in the ominous space station as you explore.

    The game has a progression system. You can upgrade abilities via skill points as well as upgrade weapons and other things.
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  4. Oct 27, 2017
    9
    An actual good Shock game since Bioshock 2, no thanks to Ken Levine. A modern SS2 without feeling too dumb down or casualized. More of a RPGAn actual good Shock game since Bioshock 2, no thanks to Ken Levine. A modern SS2 without feeling too dumb down or casualized. More of a RPG than a shooter and slower paced than your typical AAA game. Expand
  5. Nov 7, 2018
    8
    Время игры: 43 часа.
    Примечание: пройдена полностью, дополнения в издании нет.
  6. May 6, 2017
    6
    First impressions of PREY are not good. The graphics are uninspiring, the interface is clunky and the gameplay feels like a clumsy fusion ofFirst impressions of PREY are not good. The graphics are uninspiring, the interface is clunky and the gameplay feels like a clumsy fusion of Bioshock, Deus Ex and Dead Space. When will developers realise that picking up junk for crafting and reading backstory snippets on terminals is really boring and kills the atmosphere! The initial melee action with the wrench and subsequent Gloo gun feel awful compared to brilliance of Destinys controls. On console it feels like another PC port that lacks the polish and game engine to meet the standards we now expect. On a positive note, at least the demo allowed me to realise that purchasing this unoriginal, poorly executed sci-fi shooter would be a mistake. Expand
  7. Sep 22, 2017
    0
    I own PS4 since January 2017, played about 25 games so far, I play everything but with a 100% I can say this is the worst game I've everI own PS4 since January 2017, played about 25 games so far, I play everything but with a 100% I can say this is the worst game I've ever played since 1990 and worst 20$ spent ever on a game, I think if i take all those games in 20 years and this one I didnt load so many times. Awful graphic, non-interesteing story, stupid combat and controls, boring enemies, boriiiing loading times between some parts in a levels, and AIM with R3 then zoom lol wtf??? i expected better game then Dishonored 2 but its not even close. Believe me I love games but this one is a total total fail. Story is totally stupid its about ill give u glue gun and wrench later gun and shotgun with some bullets u go fight against aliens with electricity, fire and I dont know what else and between that ill lock 90% doors lol wtf, in some parts u must go outside the station and theres no gravity my God wtf u barely can orientate and see where u need 2 go. Really the worst and most annoying game ever wanted to stop playing after 2 hours but continued in a hope something will change but nothing now im on 10hrs and hope this bulls*** will end soon. Expand

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